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d+a is a Singapore-based bi-monthly magazine featuring works of exceptional architecture and interior design by outstanding design talents worldwide. In each issue are core sections on contemporary houses, residential interiors with a focus on spatial design, and commercial buildings and spaces such as hotels, boutiques, restaurants and offices. You can also find compelling reads on the urban environment, art, culture and heritage, supplemented by design news and highlights, interviews and useful information on new products
The Oct/Nov 2018 issue is a geographically diverse one, unveiling many gems across Asia. The feature story takes us to Cambodia (page 30), where we examine how design-oriented boutique hotels have helped the city of Siem Reap attract higher net worth tourists. We also have projects from further north: the office of Taipei-based singer-songwriter JJ Lin, a stunning penthouse in Hong Kong’s Mid-Levels, and an urban ryokan located in Tokyo that successfully embodies all the characteristics of this traditional Japanese inn. Back in Southeast Asia, there is more than what meets the eye of the Unilever Headquarters in Jakarta. Its architects actually borrowed ideas from Indonesian villages to design it. In Malaysia, we peel back the brick walls of the Jandabaik Villas in Pahang to see how it co- exists peacefully with nature. Stories from our home base in Singapore include the versatile office-cum-showroom of architect Terence Chan, Inte Architect’s first bungalow project in Old Holland Road, and Meating Place, a restaurant that translates its specialty in proteins into its interiors.